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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
    This is the next step in mountain bike evolution. I expect to see this term used (even though it doesn't mean a God damned thing) in bike company ads within 1-2 years (or less) as a means of marketing.
    Too late. It's already here. Thanks but no thanks Salsa.Downcountry Poll-downcountry.jpg
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    Almost sorry I started this, almost
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    Quote Originally Posted by twd953 View Post
    Too late. It's already here. Thanks but no thanks Salsa.Click image for larger version. 

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    Race bikes aren't as fun=downcountry

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    Quote Originally Posted by EatsDirt View Post
    The average guy riding a trail bike on average trails has little in common with a AM/Enduro guy basically riding DH trails on a bike that can climb.
    I disagree... Because I ride both interchangeably, often on the same ride. Start with a gravel climb, ride XC trails for an hour or so, finish with a true DH trail descent (as in you're more likely to see a shuttled DH bike than a pedalled trail bike type of trails.) That's how most of my friends ride.

    Quote Originally Posted by twd953 View Post
    While I agree with your post, cyclocross isn't new, it predates mountain biking as we know it by a long shot.
    Well aware, thought I had worded it to allow for that. I just think it's a good comparison because cyclocross bike is actually descriptive, enduro bike is not - as you said.

    Quote Originally Posted by JoePAz View Post
    From a bike perspective they are mostly the same thing. From a riding perspective. AM is style of riding. Pace can be fast or casual. Enduro is a race format. There is starting to be new type of "enduro" bikes that are super long. Great for blasting down steeps fast, but have to be ridden hard to turn. SB150 comes to mind. Ride these more casually and they lose their feel a bit. Subtle difference, but a case of racing driving the design more than the average rider. Not saying this is bad, but just something to understand.
    'AM' bikes aren't super long? Far as I can tell both enduro and AM bikes, if such a distinction even exists which I'd argue it doesn't, are both getting longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twd953 View Post

    I do think saying I'm going for a "cyclocross ride" is silly. No, you're riding your cyclocross bike on trails. Likewise, I think saying "I'm going on an Enduro ride" is silly. No, you're riding a mountain bike that could be used for Enduro racing on trails that may or may not be suitable as an Enduro race course
    Hey, I like that as an acid test. If you can say, "I'm going for a [fill-in-the-blank] ride and it doesn't sound silly then it passes.

    Do you guys remember the term "randoneering?" I think that might have become "overloading" or "gravel grinding" now.

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    A little history:

    Downcountry was the style of bicycle Abraham Lincoln rode when he invented the telephone.

    Checkmate, Mountain Bikers !
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    Quote Originally Posted by 127.0.0.1 View Post
    I little history:

    Downcountry was the style of bicycle Abraham Lincoln rode when he invented the telephone.

    Checkmate, Mountain Bikers !
    I thought he invented electricity?

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    Maybe it's time to bring back the ATB term...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat View Post
    Hey, I like that as an acid test. If you can say, "I'm going for a [fill-in-the-blank] ride and it doesn't sound silly then it passes.

    Do you guys remember the term "randoneering?" I think that might have become "overloading" or "gravel grinding" now.
    I agree with this for the most part. Curious here for a second though

    Does that mean that you go for an "All mountain" ride? Or do just just go for a trail ride on your all mountain bike?

    IMO, again, as a new rider, I do find that "Enduro" bikes and "All mountain" bikes seem to be very, very similar in description/use. So much that I can't really tell the difference. Maybe thats just because the bike that was most suited for enduro racing at the when the race series started was an all mountain bike. But now that its a race series, people are now calling what was once an all mountain bike, an enduro bike?

    At least, thats my two cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ocnLogan View Post
    I agree with this for the most part. Curious here for a second though

    Does that mean that you go for an "All mountain" ride? Or do just just go for a trail ride on your all mountain bike?

    IMO, again, as a new rider, I do find that "Enduro" bikes and "All mountain" bikes seem to be very, very similar in description/use. So much that I can't really tell the difference. Maybe thats just because the bike that was most suited for enduro racing at the when the race series started was an all mountain bike. But now that its a race series, people are now calling what was once an all mountain bike, an enduro bike?

    At least, thats my two cents.
    "Trail ride" sounds perfect. "All-mountain" ride sounds a little off. I think the term "all-mountain" might've come from the ski industry? The ski industry also has "backcountry" and "side country" categories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    I would generally agree with that, as I’ve struggled to understand the difference between “Enduro” and “all mountain”. Same exact usage to me, the AM is one I can ride park with and still take out on big rides.
    Can I "freeride" that same bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    Can I "freeride" that same bike
    Yes, but you have to add 15lbs of weight and huck it too flat.
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    So we are all in agreement that another category name is as redundant as it gets.



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    Downcountry Forum it is, make it so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Legbacon View Post
    Downcountry Forum it is, make it so.
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    I don't know where my bike fits? Knolly raced it in the BCBR, which would make it Downcountry, but it also won the Canadian Enduro Series. I know it's not a XC race bike, nor is it a DH bike. Maybe I'll call it a "Mountain" bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    Yes, but you have to add 15lbs of weight and huck it too flat.
    I'm picturing a Kona Stinky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Duke View Post
    "We're XC, but with more tattoos, and slower."
    That sounds like a fun crowd, sign me up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Legbacon View Post
    I don't know where my bike fits? Knolly raced it in the BCBR, which would make it Downcountry, but it also won the Canadian Enduro Series. I know it's not a XC race bike, nor is it a DH bike. Maybe I'll call it a "Mountain" bike.
    That's a little imprecise, try to tighten it up a little.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    Yes, but you have to add 15lbs of weight and huck it too flat.
    Ha! Good one.

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    What's this whole downcountry thing? Too many threads about it lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Battery View Post
    What's this whole downcountry thing? Too many threads about it lol
    It's like being a Crossfitter, or vegan.

    "A Crossfit proponent, a vegan and a Downcountry rider walk into a bar. I only know because they told everyone there in the first five minutes."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Duke View Post
    It's like being a Crossfitter, or vegan.

    "A Crossfit proponent, a vegan and a Downcountry rider walk into a bar. I only know because they told everyone there in the first five minutes."
    So you're saying I need to retire my "I ride a SS" t-shirt and get a "downcountry AF" shirt?
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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    So you're saying I need to retire my "I ride a SS" t-shirt and get a "downcountry AF" shirt?
    And then write a book about it.


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    I just went to update my profile, "Favorite type of riding" to be Downcountry and it wasn't an option. WTF?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    I just went to update my profile, "Favorite type of riding" to be Downcountry and it wasn't an option. WTF?
    It's a burden. Since your clearly a millennial just move back in with your parents, complain about how embarrassed you are by your peers, post about how you deserve to earn more while working less, and don't forget to do very little and keep your social media up to date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    It's a burden. Since your clearly a millennial just move back in with your parents, complain about how embarrassed you are by your peers, post about how you deserve to earn more while working less, and don't forget to do very little and keep your social media up to date.
    Amen, brother. And this whole created name in mountain biking was created by
    millennial/s. What a joke of a society we presently live in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    It's a burden. Since your clearly a millennial just move back in with your parents, complain about how embarrassed you are by your peers, post about how you deserve to earn more while working less, and don't forget to do very little and keep your social media up to date.
    Well if I'm a millennial, a little math and I think that would make you a Gen Z. Isn't it past your bedtime?

    Hmm, mom is a good cook and always did my laundry…
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    I liked the French moniker in the 90’s, Velo Tout-Terrain. (VTT) Kinda covered all of the basics of a trail bike (whatever that is).
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDwayyo View Post
    I disagree... Because I ride both interchangeably, often on the same ride. Start with a gravel climb, ride XC trails for an hour or so, finish with a true DH trail descent (as in you're more likely to see a shuttled DH bike than a pedalled trail bike type of trails.) That's how most of my friends ride.
    I'm sure you're the man... but the average rider on a trail bike has no business doing true DH trails as I've experienced.

    See the "All Mountain" thread for proof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    Well if I'm a millennial, a little math and I think that would make you a Gen Z. Isn't it past your bedtime?

    Hmm, mom is a good cook and always did my laundry…
    I'm not that young sir, but yes I'm usually in bed by 10ish. Now that you mention it a good cook, free room and board, and a laundry assistant, why did I ever move out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Duke View Post
    It's like being a Crossfitter, or vegan.

    "A Crossfit proponent, a vegan and a Downcountry rider walk into a bar. I only know because they told everyone there in the first five minutes."
    How about a vegan who hates everything crossfit but does box jumps, and is a full bike jock dork? (insert thrusting banana emoticon here).

    Not me, but don't get me started.

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    If we buy a down country bike, and don't use it only for down country riding, can we argue over it?

    What will it be called when it goes to electric assist? An E-Down bike?


    EDIT: Oh, I see the topic of bike specific naming implies a type of race - back on page #1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    Upcountry?
    Totally unrelated: I have a friend who officially changed his name to Up Country. First name Up; Last name Country. I think he did that in the 1990s. He was ahead of his time.

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    So "downcountry" started as sort of a joke and is now an industry term. I love it when this happens.
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    Pretty sure I saw a group of downcountry rider on sunday.
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    It's a Dirty name


    and arouses






    'regional' connotations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Legbacon View Post
    I am glad Ibis didn't go that route with their marketing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legbacon View Post
    It's more of a mid-fat poppy Downcontry bike.
    Making shit harder than it needs to be isn't awesome, it's just...harder.

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    They said it's "flickable." I thought that was passe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    I'm not that young sir, but yes I'm usually in bed by 10ish. Now that you mention it a good cook, free room and board, and a laundry assistant, why did I ever move out?
    At 17, I recommended my parents "get a place of their own".

    It didn't work but craps sake;
    Complaining about the noisy stairs during attempts to sneak in over the wee hours, loud music other times or house repairs needed after a party when they were out of the country vacationing ….. ? Come ON !
    The answer was staring them in the face all along. Parents just don't listen anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bachman1961 View Post
    D O W N C O U N T R Y
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    Warrant sang about this back in the 90's.

    The downcountry bike is the bike the downboys rode from their song. Has to be it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legbacon View Post
    That's a damn nice looking bike, but to me it's a trail bike through and through. I thought the whole point of Downcountry was taking a true XC frame and spicing it up with a few burlier parts to make it handle a little more trailbikeish?

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    It's funny that this tongue-in-cheek term that Levy came up with is now being marketed as a new class of bike.

    Reminds of the freeride term.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curveball View Post
    Reminds of the freeride term.
    Go on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by David R View Post
    That's a damn nice looking bike, but to me it's a trail bike through and through. I thought the whole point of Downcountry was taking a true XC frame and spicing it up with a few burlier parts to make it handle a little more trailbikeish?
    Yeah I agree.

    5lbs frame and 120r / 130F with 66.5 HA is really nice trail bike. Probably not as snappy as proper XC bike, but still a nice all around bike similar to a Tallboy. BTW.. it was the weight and increase in travel that generated the Blur. The Tallboy got too big to be raceable so the need to have the Blur back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDwayyo View Post
    Go on...
    It was a term generated by someone (Bike mag?) for what the Canadians were doing up in BC in the early 2000s that was quickly appropriated by the various bike brand's marketing departments until Cannondale licensed it. I wonder if they'll license "down-country" next?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curveball View Post
    It was a term generated by someone (Bike mag?) for what the Canadians were doing up in BC in the early 2000s that was quickly appropriated by the various bike brand's marketing departments until Cannondale licensed it. I wonder if they'll license "down-country" next?
    Oh ok, I'd heard that story (hence the 'fro-riders') but thought you meant it had somehow started as a tongue-in-cheek type thing. I don't think that was the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDwayyo View Post
    Oh ok, I'd heard that story (hence the 'fro-riders') but thought you meant it had somehow started as a tongue-in-cheek type thing. I don't think that was the case.
    No it really wasn’t tongue in cheek, but it was grabbed by the marketers. I hope people remember that Levy came up with down country as a joke and don’t blame him for the term.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legbacon View Post
    So "downcountry" started as sort of a joke and is now an industry term. I love it when this happens.
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    Just now saw a Grinduro setup on Pinkbike. This really has to stop...
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    I love the name Grinduro, absolutely love it.
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    Downcountry- more than XC, less than FR/DH? Is that accurate

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    Downcountry is between heavy XC and light all mountain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Train Wreck View Post
    Downcountry- more than XC, less than FR/DH?


    Trail, yes.
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    So, pretty much nothing to do with the general theme of this thread?
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    I thought silly cross-over names was the theme of this thread?

    I'm looking forward to the 2020 Slopelocross series, big air on CX bikes will be wild!

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    what about Cycloslopepacking? Long distance rides with tons of big air...and then enduro camping
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    Seriously? I still don't know the difference between cross country and trail riding. Aren't they the same thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev Bubba View Post
    Seriously? I still don't know the difference between cross country and trail riding. Aren't they the same thing?
    I thought so, too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by str8edgMTBMXer View Post
    what about Cycloslopepacking? Long distance rides with tons of big air...and then enduro camping
    Enduro camping, does that mean I have to sleep with my knee pads on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev Bubba View Post
    Seriously? I still don't know the difference between cross country and trail riding. Aren't they the same thing?
    Isn't XC a race discipline, like enduro and cyclocross?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev Bubba View Post
    Seriously? I still don't know the difference between cross country and trail riding. Aren't they the same thing?
    No, one is a race format, the other is simply riding a bicycle for fun.

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    No, one is a race format, the other is simply riding a bicycle for fun.
    I ride cross country trails on my (cross country) bike. For fun.

    Are they “trail” trails now?

    Similarly, I cross country ski. I’ve never raced a cross country ski race. Is that “trail” skiing?

    Both of them are a way of covering ground that preceded racing.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Duke View Post
    Are they “trail” trails now?
    Maybe just trails?

    Or are they XC-specific and you're not allowed to ride them on an enduro bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Duke View Post
    I ride cross country trails on my (cross country) bike. For fun.

    Are they “trail” trails now?

    Similarly, I cross country ski. I’ve never raced a cross country ski race. Is that “trail” skiing?

    Both of them are a way of covering ground that preceded racing.



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    No, I think rather you ride trails on your cross country race style bike. The trails are just trails (mountain biking trails). Enduro racers ride the trails that are included in the enduro race, but there are no "enduro trails", as others have mentioned.

    Before the cross country named race style, I'd image no one said they were going to grandmas on a "cross country trail" (via ski, bike, sleigh, wagon, whatever). Rather, they would go cross country (to grandmas) via whichever trails made the most sense. The action was going cross country. The trail was just a trail.

    Things always seem to be named/described after what it is used for most/designed for, or it's most distinctive feature. Ie wagon trails, mountain biking trails, hiking trails...

    Since cross country racing has been around so much longer than most other mountain biking race/event types, I think that's why you see trails described as a cross country trail (ie, a trail like one you'd find at a cross country race/event, as I think most would agree even "enduro trails" still very much make their way across the countryside). Same thing with a "north shore" trail.
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    I see a distinct difference between one way DH trails and cross country trails made to be ridden in either direction with varied terrain. Hard/asphalt bike paths are not XC trails. If I choose to ride my Enduro bike, it’s still an XC trail. As long as I’m pedaling up, it’s xc riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Duke View Post
    So, pretty much nothing to do with the general theme of this thread?

    That is correct. It does explain the Grinduro tangent. Grinduro is to Gravel what Downcountry is to XC
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    Thankfully we are past the age when we had just mountain bikes and trails. Now you need the appropriate type of bike for the type of trail. When I started I simply picket of a bike in my price range and all the bikes were pretty similar. Much better now for a newb with half a dozen mountain categories to try and pick from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Legbacon View Post
    Much better now for a newb with half a dozen mountain categories to try and pick from.
    Except now I feel the need to fill my garage with a half a dozen bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tfinator View Post
    I think there should be a term for each category of FS bike in 5mm rear travel increments starting at 90mm and ending at... Well as far as they can build them.

    90mm Wusspacking
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    Quote Originally Posted by Train Wreck View Post
    Except now I feel the need to fill my garage with a half a dozen bikes.

    An added bonus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Legbacon View Post
    An added bonus.
    What am I supposed to do with the half dozen bikes that are already in my garage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Train Wreck View Post
    What am I supposed to do with the half dozen bikes that are already in my garage?
    Make sure their use classification does not overlap the use classification of the new ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
    Make sure theur use classification does not overlap the use classification of the new ones.
    It’s quite the conundrum.
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    Sometimes I feel like I am a grouchy bastard who just hates everything... and then I remember that the mtb industry takes old shit like a generic trail bike, slaps a fancy re-brand on it and tries to shove it down my throat for 30% more cost than last years big fad. Then I remember that I don't suck, the mtb industry sucks.

    Also, I am tired of reading articles and seeing videos where the only words they can use to describe a bicycle are "gnarly" or "shreddy". Get a life you CHUDs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    Enduro camping, does that mean I have to sleep with my knee pads on?
    and full face helmet...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SingleSpeedSteven View Post
    Sometimes I feel like I am a grouchy bastard who just hates everything... and then I remember that the mtb industry takes old shit like a generic trail bike, slaps a fancy re-brand on it and tries to shove it down my throat for 30% more cost than last years big fad. Then I remember that I don't suck, the mtb industry sucks.

    Also, I am tired of reading articles and seeing videos where the only words they can use to describe a bicycle are "gnarly" or "shreddy". Get a life you CHUDs.
    I am the grouchy bastard who just doesn't care....i get on my bike, and go up and down on dirt in the woods. All on one bike. The only classifications for me is "on the saddle" and/or "on the ground".
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    Quote Originally Posted by SingleSpeedSteven View Post
    Sometimes I feel like I am a grouchy bastard who just hates everything... and then I remember that the mtb industry takes old shit like a generic trail bike, slaps a fancy re-brand on it and tries to shove it down my throat for 30% more cost than last years big fad. Then I remember that I don't suck, the mtb industry sucks.

    Also, I am tired of reading articles and seeing videos where the only words they can use to describe a bicycle are "gnarly" or "shreddy". Get a life you CHUDs.
    Quote Originally Posted by str8edgMTBMXer View Post
    I am the grouchy bastard who just doesn't care....i get on my bike, and go up and down on dirt in the woods. All on one bike. The only classifications for me is "on the saddle" and/or "on the ground".
    I’d pay to see you two dump trucks of sunshine commentate the Vital Shreddy awards lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shartist View Post
    I’d pay to see you two dump trucks of sunshine commentate the Vital Shreddy awards lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Train Wreck View Post
    What am I supposed to do with the half dozen bikes that are already in my garage?



    Ship them to me for proper disposal.
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    From Bike Magazine https://www.bikemag.com/gear/mountai...l-shinanigans/

    The hilarity continues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Legbacon View Post
    From Bike Magazine https://www.bikemag.com/gear/mountai...l-shinanigans/

    The hilarity continues.
    Did they just coin the new term, "micro-enduro?"

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    Weird list. No Spearfish, which initiated this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat View Post
    Did they just coin the new term, "micro-enduro?"
    "Trail country" was used in the article as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat View Post
    Did they just coin the new term, "micro-enduro?"
    Quote Originally Posted by jestep View Post
    "Trail country" was used in the article as well.
    Anyone see "Facepalm" anywhere??
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    Are the flat brimmed hats allowed in downcountry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark View Post
    Are the flat brimmed hats allowed in downcountry?
    I believe they are required to be carried on your person at all times.


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    This thread needs some tunes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Duke View Post
    I believe they are required to be carried on your person at all times.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Legbacon View Post
    From Bike Magazine https://www.bikemag.com/gear/mountai...l-shinanigans/

    The hilarity continues.
    Somebody needs to nip this thing in the bud before it gets completely out of hand.
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    So is the Giant Trance 29 actually a down country bike even though Giant says it is a trail bike??
    130mm / 115mm travel?


    Maybe it is just me?? but it seems like a trail bike is the right choice for 99% of the people that ride and want have fun and not race?

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